When Mercury is retrograde, we tend to notice more issues in the areas of communication, in the way we interact with others and in our surroundings and neighborhood. It may also show up in our travel, the way we get around and in our interaction with our siblings.
The retrograde in Pisces, suggests that some miscommunication may show up in the media, especially in ideals, confusion, and assumptions that came from not seeing what was real at an earlier time.
Please note that this calendar begins on a Monday
During the last retrograde in Pisces in February of 2014, Yanukovych was overthrown in Ukraine, followed by the Russian annexation of Crimea and the War in Donbass. During the shadow phase that followed the retrograde, Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared, leading to one of the greatest aviation mysteries of all time.
The first Mercury Retrograde of 2019 begins with the Pre-Shadow in Pisces (16º 6") on February 19, 2019, at 2:19 pm Universal Time*, 9:19 am EST, 6:19 am PST.
Mercury goes Retrograde in Pisces (29º 39") on March 5, 2019, at 6:19 pm Universal Time, 2:19 pm EDT and 11:19 am PDT.
The Direct Station occurs in Pisces (16º 06") on March 28, 2019, at 1:59 pm Universal Time, 10:59 am EDT and 7:59 am PDT.
Mercury ends the Post-Shadow on April 16 at 8:03 pm EDT, April 16, 2019, 12:03 am Universal Time, April 17, 2019
Traditionally, retrogrades in Leo affect rulers, presidents as well as companies and people who are in an autocratic position.
It was during a Leo Mercury Retrograde in 1998 that Microsoft was investigated by the Department of Justice for monopoly practices and faced being split up until the judgment was appealed.
This Leo Retrograde begins with a Cancer Pre-Shadow, so the actions and response of the people or the governed will have an effect.
The second Mercury Retrograde of 2019 begins with the Pre-Shadow in Cancer (23º 57") on June 20, 2019 at 5:10 pm Universal Time*, 1:00 pm EDT, 10:10 am PDT.
Mercury goes Retrograde in Leo (4º 28") on July 7, 2019 at 11:14 pm Universal Time, 7:14 pm EDT and 4:14 pm PDT.
The Direct Station occurs in Cancer (23º 57") on August 1, 2019 at 3:58 am Universal Time, and on July 31, 11:58 pm EDT and 8:58 pm PDT.
Mercury ends the Post-Shadow on August 15, 2019 at 7:53 am Universal Time, 3:53 am EDT, 12:53 am PDT.
The last Mercury Retrograde in Scorpio occurred in October of 2014.
The last Mercury Retrograde of 2019 begins the Pre-Shadow in Scorpio (11º 35") on October 11, 2019 at 10:49 pm Universal Time*, 6:49 pm EDT, 3:49 pm PDT.
Mercury goes Retrograde in Scorpio (27º 38") on October 31, 2019 at 3:41 pm Universal Time, 11:41 am EDT and 8:41 am PDT.
The Direct Station occurs in Scorpio (16º 06") on November 20, 2019 at 7:12 pm Universal Time, 2:12 pm EST and 11:12 am PST.
Mercury ends the Post-Shadow on December 7, 2019 at 5:55 pm Universal Time,, 12:55 pm EST and 9:55 am PST.
Please note that all times are approximate. The actual times are defined by the observer location and vary due to parallax.
* Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) replaced Greenwich Mean Time in 1961. They are often used interchangeably.
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